Re: airport and encryption
On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 20:00, James Gibbs wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 18:13, Adam Done wrote:
> > I have been setting up my wireless using apples airport. So far I have
> > been able to access the base station with an open network but when I try
> > to access with a close network and 40bit encryption I am locked out.
> > in the /etc/network/interfaces
> > wireless_essid net-name
> > wireless_key s:password xxxxx
> > but when I do restart the network interfaces I get this error
> > # /etc/init.d/networking restart
> > Setting up IP spoofing protection: rp_filter.
> > Reconfiguring network interfaces...Error : unrecognised wireless request
> > "xxxxx"
> > done.
> > I am at a loss to access a close protected airport base station. I did
> > a man iwconfig to learn how to use the password. Does anyone have any
> > good sujestions?
> > -Adam
> I had a similar problem with my iBook 500 with graphite base station
> using static connection and 40bit encryption. The "wireless_key s:xxxxx"
> line always gave me an error. I don't know if it was too old firmware or
> what. My solution was to open the Airport Admin program in OS X to
> configure the base station. Click where it says "password" to see what
> the password key is in hex. Then change the wireless_key line to
> "wireless_key ABCDEF0123", rather than entering as a string. Also, don't
> know if it matters, but my interfaces file uses "wireless-key" rather
> than "wireless_key".
I found the hex as you explained and then in linux I
# iwconfig eth1 key ABCDEF0123
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A)
eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"wnet" Nickname:"HERMES I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point:
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry limit:4 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:2347 B
Link Quality=38/92 Signal level=-59 dBm Noise level=-97 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:12 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
This is with apple's orrig airport card on a G4 powerbook and the key I
took from above gave me this.
# iwconfig eth1 key xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
eth:1 new Link status: Disconnected
eth1: New Link status: Connected (0001)